Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Feature: Andy Warhol

I heard about this on the radio during my morning drive to work and couldn't wait to see pictures of it. I think it's pretty excited anything new is discovered from a deceased artist no matter the medium.

In case you haven't heard, several lost works from Andy Warhol have been rediscovered... on a set of Amiga floppy disks dating from 1985. This may seem like an easy task, however,  considering the floppies are now 30 years old the tape inside may have become brittle, or the magnetically-stored data faded over time. With the help of the Carnegie Mellon University computer club and some special restoration equipment, they managed not only to extract the data of several image files (named things like "campbells.pic") but also reverse-engineer the now-obsolete file format.

Here are a few of the images found:

I think it's safe to say digital art has come a LONG way since this :) 

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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